ray floret


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ray floret

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ray flower

n
(Plants) any of the small strap-shaped flowers in the flower head of certain composite plants, such as the daisy. Compare disc floret
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Noun1.ray floret - small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flowerray floret - small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
flower head - a shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae
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They have floral heads like the sunflower and are typically 1 to 6 centimeters in diameter including both ray florets and disc florets.
Receptacle flat; ray florets 8, pistillate, fertile; ligules bright yellow, less so at the base, 1.
The most common sunflower phenotype is a composite flower head that contains a single whorl of large, flattened, yellow ray florets on the outer perimeter and hundreds to over a thousand individual, tubular, disc florets that can produce seeds.
Each flower's electric-blue ray florets are stunningly contrasted by an unashamedly yolk-yellow heart.